2019 Central Wisconsin HATCH Finale
Applying to pitch is required and registration to attend is requested.
ENTREPRENEURS-- Click HERE to apply to pitch. Applications due by October 21.
AUDIENCE & Entrepreneurs-- Register on this page to attend the event!
HATCH is a rotating, high-energy idea pitch program designed to facilitate connections between prospective entrepreneurs and those within a community who support them such as industry experts, professional service firms, banks, non-profits, business leaders and investors. Last year’s finale had more than 300 people in attendance. Several individuals or teams of individuals have the opportunity to pitch their best business idea to a panel of judges while substantive connections and networking occurs between attendees.
There is no cost to attend the event, however registration is requested to make sure there is enough food and beverage. We will announce a Post-Event party at the event where entrepreneurs, their families and friends can further network.
Financial supporters of this event include Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Brightstar Wisconsin Foundation, Portage County Business Council, Compass Properties, John and Patty Noel, Judd S. Alexander Foundation, Ruder Ware, Incourage community foundation, BMO Harris Bank and Grow North economic development region.
ENTREPRENEUR Registration closes October 21 so the finalists can be selected in time for the November 13th event.
Who Should Come: Entrepreneurs, creatives, business professionals, organizers, and investors
What to expect at HATCH: